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Raj Kumar Dutta
Research Interests

Educational Details
Professional Background


Honours and Awards

Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements

Associate Scholars

Administrative Positions
Research Interests
Quantum dots, Photocatalytic applications, Graphene based smart adsorbents, Supercapacitors, Optical and magnetic nanoparticles
Educational Details
UGC-DAE Kolkata Centre, formerly IUC-DAEF
Ph.D, Chemistry
Utkal University
M.Sc, Chemistry
BJB College, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
B.Sc, Chemistry Hons
Professional Background
Professor, Chemistry Deparment
18 Dec 2019 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Joint Faculty in Centre for Nanotechnology
01 Jul 2008 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Associate Professor, Chemistry Department
22 Nov 2012 - 17 Dec 2019
IIT Roorkee
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
30 Jun 2006 - 21 Nov 2012
IIT Roorkee
Research-Fellow -II, Centre of Ion Beam Applications
15 Jul 2005 - 22 Jun 2006
Department of Physics, National University of Singapore
Research Scientist (Postdoctoral), Cyclotron Lab
01 Jan 2002 - 31 Dec 2004
Technical University of Eindhoven
01 Mar 2005 - 01 Jul 2005
IOP Bhubaneswar
Post doctoral researcher, CENBG
26 Mar 2001 - 01 Apr 2002
University of Bordeaux
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Schonland Research Centre
04 Aug 1999 - 01 Mar 2001
University of Witwatersrand
Novel method for electronic waste management in Novel method for electronic waste management 01 Apr 2014 Materials Science Multi institute project involving UNSW Australia, CSIR IMMT Bhubaneswar, IIT Roorkee and IIT Delhi 80 Lacs (IITR =24 Lacs) DST Prof. Late Vijaya Agarwala
Cr(VI) analysis in raw materials used for cement 01 Oct 2019 Analytical 7.02 lacs Raysut Cement Company, Oman
Development of methodology for elemental mapping of printed circuit boards by micro-XRF 01 Jun 2019 Materials Science collaborative project Accelerator beam time and contingency UGC-DAE Kolkata Centre Dr. M. Sudarshan
Interaction of ZnO nanoparticles with E.coli 01 Apr 2008 Interaction of ZnO nanoparticles with E.coli 21 lacs BRNS
Sensing and remediation of hazardous substances using nanotechnology 01 Apr 2012 Sensing and remediation of hazardous substances using nanotechnology 24.8 lacs BRNS
Studies on modified CuO nanoparticles and its electrochemical applications 01 Jan 2016 Studies on modified CuO nanoparticles and its electrochemical applications 10 lacs UGC-DAE Kolkata Centre Prof. K.L. Yadav
Alternate use of mineral rich coal for environmental remediation 01 Jan 2016 Alternate use of mineral rich coal for environmental remediation 7.5 lacs UGC-DAE Kolkata Centre Prof. A.K. Sen


Recent publications:

1. Dipika Das, R.K. Dutta*, Ethylene glycol and alanine anhydride based nitrogen doped fluorescent carbon nanoparticles as probe for detection of epinephrine, nor-epinephrine and dopamine, Dyes and Pigments 203 (2022) 110314

2. Gandharve Kumar, Jitendra Kumar, Monojit Bag, R.K. Dutta*, Solar light induced photocatalytic process for reduction of hexavalent chromium and degradation of tetracycline and methylene blue by heterostructures made of SnS2 nanoplates surface modified by ZnWO4 nanorods, Separation and Purification, 292 (2022) 121040

3. Gandharve Kumar, R.K. Dutta*, Fabrication of plate-on-plate SnS2/Bi2WO6 nanocomposite as photocatalyst for sunlight mediated degradation of antibiotics in aqueous medium, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 164 (2022) 110639

4. Gandharve Kumar, R.K. Dutta*, Sunlight-induced enhanced photocatalytic reduction of chromium (VI) and photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue dye and ciprofloxacin antibiotic by Sn3O4/SnS2 nanocomposite, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2022,

5. Swati Verma, K-H. Kim*, N. Kumar, S.S. Bhattacharya, M. Naushad, R.K. Dutta*, Amine-amide functionalized graphene oxide sheets as bifunctional adsorbent for the removal of polar organic pollutants, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 429 (2022) 128308.

6. Gandharve Kumar, I. Mukherjee, M. Dubey, B.P. Vellanki, R.K. Dutta*, Photocatalytic degradation of tetracycline in aqueous medium using ZnWO4/Bi2MoO6 nanocomposites under natural sunlight. Intternational Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 2022,

7. Swati Verma, R.K. Dutta*, Sunlight assisted photocatalytic removal of trypan blue dye using g-carbon nitrides sheets as sunlight-active photocatalyst, Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering, 7 (2022) 67-74.

8. Gandharve Kumar, R.K. Dutta*, Sunlight mediated photo-Fenton degradation of tetracycline antibiotic and methylene blue dye in aqueous medium using FeWO4/Bi2MoO6 nanocomposite, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 159 (2022) 862-873.

9. Gandharve Kumar, Vatsala Cilamkoti, R.K. Dutta*, Sunlight mediated enhanced photocatalytic degradation of antibiotics in aqueous medium using silicon doped carbon quantum dots decorated Bi2MoO6 nanoflakes. Colloids and Surfaces A 639 (2022) 128368.

10. M.A. Shaida, R.K. Dutta, A.K. Sen, S.S. Ram, M. Sudarshan, M. Naushad, G. Boczkaj, M.S. Nawab, Chemical analysis of low carbon content coals and their applications as dye adsorbent, Chemosphere, 287 (2022) 132286.

11. Atika, R.K. Dutta*, Oxygen-Rich Porous Activated Carbon from Eucalyptus Wood as an Efficient Supercapacitor Electrode, Energy Technology, 9 (2021) 2100463

12. Dipika Das, R.K. Dutta*, N-Doped Carbon Dots Synthesized from Ethylene Glycol and β-Alanine for Detection of Cr(VI) and 4-Nitrophenol via Photoluminescence Quenching, ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 4 (2021) 3444–3454

13. Dipika Das, R.K. Dutta*, Photoluminescence lifetime based nickel ion detection by glutathione capped CdTe/CdS core-shell quantum dots, J. Photochem. Photobiol A, 416, 113323, 2021

14. D. Das, R.K. Dutta*, Structure-optical property correlation in CdTe/CdS core-shell quantum dots and their effects on Cu2+ sensing mechanism, J. Photochem. Photobiol A, 400, 112709, 2020

15. I. Mukherjee, V. Cilamkoti, R.K. Dutta*, Sunlight-Driven Photocatalytic Degradation of Ciprofloxacin by Carbon Dots Embedded in ZnO Nanostructures. ACS Applied Nano Materials, 4 (2021), 7686-7697.

16. R. Singh, R.K. Dutta*, D.V. Naik, A. Ray, P.K. Kanaujia,* High surface area Eucalyptus wood biochar for the removal of phenol from petroleum refinery wastewater Environmental Challenges, 4 (2021)100353.

17. N. Sharma*, A. Singh, R.K. Dutta, Biodegradable fertilizer nanocomposite hydrogel based on poly(vinyl alcohol)/kaolin/diammonium hydrogen phosphate (DAhP) for controlled release of phosphate, Polymer Bulletin, 78(2021) 2933–2950.

18. R. Singh, D.V. Naik, R.K. Dutta*, P.K. Kanaujia*, Biochars for the removal of naphthenic acids from water: A prospective approach towards remediation of petroleum refinery wastewater, J Cleaner Production, 266 (2020) 121986.

19. R.K. Dutta*, Md. A. Shaida, K. Singla, D. Das, Highly efficient adsorptive removal of uranyl ions by a novel graphene oxide reduced by adenosine 5'-monophosphate, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 7 (2019) 664-678

20. M.A. Shaida, A.K. Sen, R.K. Dutta*, Alternate use of sulphur rich coals as solar photo-Fenton agent for degradation of toxic azo dyes, Journal of Cleaner Production, 195 (2018) 1003-1014

21. Aarti Sharma, R.K. Dutta*, Se-doped CuO NPs/H2O2/UV as a highly efficient and photo-Fenton catalytic system for enhanced degradation of 4-bromophenol, Journal of Cleaner Production, 185 (2018) 464-475

22. M.A. Shaida, R.K. Dutta*, A.K. Sen, Removal of diethyl phthalate via adsorption on mineral rich waste coal modified with chitosan, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 261 (2018) 271-282

23. Ambika Kumar, R.K. Dutta*, Photoluminescence quenching based visual and spectroscopic method for mercury sensing by surface modified cadmium sulphide quantum dots, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 18 (2018) 2686-2694

24. Swati Verma, R.K. Dutta*, Enhanced ROS generation by ZnO-ammonia modified graphene oxide nanocomposites for photocatalytic degradation of trypan blue dye and 4-nitrophenol, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 5 (2017) 4776-4787.

25. Swati Verma, R.K. Dutta*, Development of cysteine amide reduced graphene oxide (CARGO) nano-adsorbent for enhanced uranyl ion adsorption from the aqueous medium, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 5 (2017) 4547-4558.

26. Aarti Sharma, R.K. Dutta*, A. Roychowdhury, D.Das, A Goyal A.Kapoor, Cobalt doped CuO nanoparticles as a highly efficient heterogeneous catalyst for reduction of 4-nitrophenol to 4-aminophenol, Applied Catalysis A, 543 (2017) 257-265.

27. R. Saini, R. Khanna*, R.K. Dutta, R. Cayumil, M. I-U-Haq, V. Agarwala, G. Ellamparuthy, K. Jayasankar, P.S. Mukherjee, V. Sahajwalla, A novel approach of reducing toxic emissions during high temperature processing of electronic waste, Waste Management, 64 (2017) 182-198.

28. R.K. Dutta*, Ambika Kumar, Highly sensitive and selective method for detecting ultra-trace levels of aqueous uranyl ions by strongly photoluminescent-responsive amine-modified cadmium sulphide quantum dots, Analytical Chemistry, 88 (2016) 9071-9078.

29. Aarti Sharma, R.K. Dutta*, A. Roychowdhury, D. Das, Studies on structural defects in bare, PVP capped and TPPO capped copper oxide nanoparticles by positron annihilation spectroscopy and their impact on photocatalytic degradation of rhodamine B. RSC Adv. 6 (2016) 74812-7482

30. Soumita Talukdar, R.K. Dutta*, A mechanistic approach for superoxide radicals and singlet oxygen mediated enhanced photocatalytic dye degradation by selenium-doped ZnS nanoparticles, RSC Advances 6 (2016) 928-936.

Honors And Awards
Indian Association of Nuclear and Allied Sciences (IANCAS)
01 Jan 2008 - Present
Life Member
01 Jan 2018 - Present
Life Member
01 Jan 2018 - Present
Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements
General Chemistry ( CYN-008 )
Basic Analytical Chemistry ( CY-106 )
Environmental Nanotechnology ( NTN-603 )
Project Related Practicals and Seminars ( CY-671 )
Metal bioaccessibility and antioxidant studies of medicinal plants from mining site
01 Jan 2006 - 20 Jul 2011
Other Supervisors: None, Scholar: Ram Swaroop Maharia
Development and evaluation of nanomaterial based targeted drug delivery system
16 Jul 2007 - 01 Aug 2012
Other Supervisors: None, Scholar: Saurabh Sahu
Antibacterial and Photocatalytic activities of ZnO Nanoparticles
15 Jul 2009 - 01 Feb 2014
Other Supervisors: None, Scholar: N. Bhavani Prasad
Studies on reduced graphene oxide and its composites with zinc oxide nanoparticles
20 Jul 2011 - 15 Nov 2017
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Swati Verma
Studies on cadmium sulphide quantum dots for heavy metal detection
28 Dec 2011 - 01 Aug 2017
Other Supervisors: None, Scholar: Ambika Kumar
Studies of some capped and doped copper oxide nanoparticles
27 Dec 2012 - 15 Dec 2017
Other Supervisors: None, Scholar: Aarti Sharma
Studies on modified zinc sulphide and cadmium sulphide nanoparticles
27 Dec 2012 - 16 Jul 2018
Other Supervisors: None, Scholar: Soumita Talukdar
Ion implantation and chemical modification of CuO nanoparticles and their electrochemical applicatio
27 Dec 2013 - 12 Aug 2019
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Umesh Chandra Bind
Studies on adsorption and solar photo-Fenton processes by mineral and sulphur rich coals
15 Jul 2013 - 16 Jul 2018
Other Supervisors: Prof. A.K. Sen, Scholar: Mohd Azfar Shaida
Novel approaches for processing waste printed circuit boards
15 Jul 2013 - 16 Jul 2018
Other Supervisors: Prof. (Late) Vijaya Agarwala, Scholar: Rahul Saini
Development of photoluminescent sensors for environmental applications
15 Jul 2015 - 20 Aug 2021
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Dipika Das
Development of agriculture waste as adsorbents for removing explosives in effluent water
01 Jan 2013 - 15 Jun 2021
Other Supervisors: Dr. Pankaj Kanaujia, Scholar: Raghuvir Singh
some novel materials as supercapacitors
27 Dec 2017 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Atika
Nanomaterials for wastewater treatment
01 Jan 2018 - Present
Other Supervisors: Prof. A. Kazmi, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Scholar: Shoaib
studies on bismuth and tin based nanocomposites for photocatalytic degradation of antibiotics
16 Jul 2018 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Gandharve
Functionalized carbon dots for sensing and degradation of pesticides
01 Jan 2018 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Vatsala Cilamkoti
Quantum dots as sensors
01 Jan 2018 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Krishanan Bisht
not decided
27 Dec 2019 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Divya
not decided
27 Dec 2021 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: shashikant
6th BRNS-AEACI Winter School on Analytical Chemistry
03 Dec 2012 - 10 Dec 2012
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
Resource Person
NEHU, Shillong
Resource Person
Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata
University of Calcutta
UGC invited fellow
Administrative Positions
01 Feb 2018 - 31 May 2021
Centre of Nanotechnology, IIT Roorkee
Chairman Academic Programme Committee
01 Jan 2017 - 01 Oct 2018
Chemistry Department
Chairman, Academic Programme Committee, Centre of Nanotechnology
01 Jan 2014 - 01 Jan 2018
IIT Roorkee
Coordinator, M Tech Advanced Chemical Analysis
01 Jan 2006 - 01 Jan 2018
IIT Roorkee
DAC Member
01 Jan 2016 - 01 Jan 2018
Executive Member of TePP at IPR Centre
01 Jan 2010 - 01 Jan 2016
IIT Roorkee
Radiosafety Officer & in-charge of Radiochemistry Lab
01 Jan 2006 - Present
IIT Roorkee
OC Placement (Chemistry)
01 Jan 2007 - 01 Jan 2012
IIT Roorkee
Mentor of CSIR RA

Dr. Indrani Mukherjee